When a history playing music with Col. Bruce Hampton is the glue that binds a band together, there's bound to be some serious mojo at play. Duane Trucks requires no introduction. The young drummer held his own as a frequent guest with big brother Derek as a teenager, before striking out as a full time member of Hampton's band, the Pharaoh Gummit. Rounding out the Flannel Church rhythm section is fellow Hampton bandmate, bassist Kevin Scott. But the Colonel's storied legacy digs even deeper with New Orleans blues guitarist Gregory "Wolf" Hodges, a veteran of the legendary Codetalkers and Blueground Undergrass.
Blazing their way through sets of jazzy NOLA blues and gospel funk, the sizeable trio presents a reckon-worthy force on their own. But when joined by pedal steel player Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) or guitarist Shane Pruitt, the band morphs into a veritable powerhouse. From swampy late nights on Frenchmen Street to blazing hot shuffles on the Carolina coast, Flannel Church's live show is a raw celebration of Deep South rhythm and blues. Don't expect to be preached to, but you may just find salvation.